Men's Tennis Splits First Two ECAC Matches

FLUSHING, N.Y. -The Penn men's tennis team came out yesterday with a 6-1 victory over Boston College in the first round of the ECAC Championships, but lost today 6-1 to Harvard to drop into the consolation bracket. They will face Dartmouth tomorrow at 8 a.m. looking to rebound.

The Boston College match started off well, with the teams of Jason Pinsky/Marcel Goodman and Justin Fox/Justin Roth winning their doubles matches to earn the doubles team point. Goodman, who was playing in his first collegiate match, also won a straight-set victory at #3 singles. The Quakers managed to win five of their six singles matches without dropping a set. Unfortunately, the team also lost junior Jonathan Boym for Saturday's match due to a shoulder injury, but confidence remained high for the two-time defending ECAC champions.

"The intensity level was high and the guys competed well against Boston College," head coach Nik DeVore said. "It wasn't difficult getting them up for this."

On Saturday, though, the fifth-seeded Quakers could not overcome the fourth-seeded Crimson of Harvard, losing 6-1. Sophomore Adam Schwartz managed the only point for Penn with a 7-5, 6-3 win at the singles #5 position.

"Harvard proved to be pretty tough," DeVore said of the match. "We need to come out ready to rebound against Dartmouth tomorrow,"

Penn will face Dartmouth tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. in a consolation match.